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Communicating with your ex during and after divorce in New York

On Behalf of | Nov 9, 2022 | Family Law |

Usually, when couples go through a divorce, communication becomes an issue. Many find that they are not able to communicate effectively with each other, which can lead to further problems down the road. However, there are some things couples can do in order to improve communication during and after divorce.

Make an effort to communicate with your ex-spouse

Even if you are not on good terms, it is important to try and communicate with your ex-spouse. This will help to keep communication channels open, which can be helpful if you have children together. If you are not able to communicate directly with your ex-spouse, then you can try using a mediator.

Try to be understanding

If your ex-spouse is having difficulty communicating with you, then try to be understanding. It may be that they are going through a lot of emotions and are finding it hard to express themselves. If you can be patient and understand their situation, then it will help to improve communication.

Be respectful and avoid arguing

During and/or after divorce, former spouses tend to argue a lot – usually because of the stress and emotions involved. However, it is important to be respectful towards your ex-spouse and avoid arguing as much as possible. This means avoiding any kind of argument or confrontation. If you can keep the communication calm and respectful, then it will be more likely that you will be able to resolve any issues that you are having.

Be aware of non-verbal communication

Non-verbal communication, such as body language, can be just as important as verbal communication. If you are aware of how you are communicating non-verbally, then it will help to improve the overall communication between you and your ex-spouse. You should also be aware of how your ex-spouse is communicating non-verbally, as this can help you to understand their feelings and intentions.

If you are going through a divorce, there are many reasons why effective communication is important. For one, it can help you agree on important decisions, such as child custody arrangements. It can also help to reduce the amount of conflict you experience, and it can make the process of divorce less stressful for everyone involved.